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Re: Live Foods Digest V2 #276
- To: Live-Foods at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Live Foods Digest V2 #276
- From: John Clare <clarej at tcd_ie>
- Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 08:56:08 +0000 (GMT)
- In-Reply-To: <199812012058.PAA10532 at acme_actwin.com>
If Julian's right I wouldn't bother culturing cyclops. They're _never_
terribly prolific, they are an intermediary host for tapeworms (correct me
if I'm wrong but I don't think Daphnia have this particular parisitic
problem), some species attack young fry, and they're nasty little buggers
that I wish I could get out of my daphnia cultures but never can :P.
You're better advised culturing Daphnia since they eat the same food and
are many times more prolific (if not as hardy).
> Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 13:43:59 -0000
> From: J.P.Haffegee at open_ac.uk
> Subject: RE: Live Foods Digest V2 #274
> Sounds like cyclops. They are very tough, when my daphnia cultures
> crash, they usually turn into cyclops cultures. They seem to thrive in
> dirty water, with an anaerobic substrate...... fish will eat them
> (they're fast swimmers, and its entertaining watching the fish having to
> really chase their dinner for once), however if you feed a mix, they'll
> leave the cyclops until last. I think the two round bits are egg sacks,
> and therefore they also exist without them.
"Language has not the power to speak what love indites:
The soul lies buried in the ink that writes."
John Clare (1793 - 1864)
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